Reading Time: 9 minutes This blog gives an update on work to improve public participation in the work of the Scottish Parliament, including a look at the recommendations of the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee, as well as detail on next steps and a case study of using a deliberative approach with citizens in the Budget scrutiny process.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This blog post revisits the Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Act 2021, an important piece of as yet unimplemented legislation from the end of Session 5 of the Scottish Parliament. It also explores the potential need for wider-ranging reforms in this area and highlights an interesting law reform project by the Scottish Law Commission.
Reading Time: 4 minutes This blog post looks at the Children (Scotland) Act 2020, an important piece of Scottish Government legislation from Session 5 of the Scottish Parliament. For the most part, the Act is unimplemented, and it is unclear when it will be brought fully into force. This is likely to be disappointing to some stakeholders.
Reading Time: 5 minutes This guest blog, from Professor Roger Halliday, sets out some of the key questions to ask around data and statistics.
Reading Time: 6 minutes This blog provides background and analysis of the review of the National Outcomes.
Reading Time: 9 minutes On 11 April 2023, the Scottish Government published the Scottish Connections Framework, which sets out the Scottish Government’s approach to engaging with Scotland’s diaspora. On
Reading Time: 11 minutes This blog gives an update on the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee’s inquiry into Public Participation, including an overview of lessons learned from the use of deliberative democracy models used in Dublin, Paris and Brussels.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Note: This blog was originally published on 20 March 2023 and updated on 24 March 2023 to include new Scottish Government figures on the number
Reading Time: 7 minutes This blog looks at some of the recommendations made by the recent Citizens Panel on Public Participation, and examples which might give an idea of how enacting those recommendations in the Scottish Parliament could look.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The first of three blogs exploring the Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee’s inquiry into public participation, with an overview of the evidence heard so far.